Blue comedy is the use of R-rated jokes and words in entertainment. Clean comedians are doing exactly the opposite.
They don’t use racism, sexism or homophobic views to make people laugh. Granted, it can be less popular among younger generations.
But maybe that’s because they grew up with blue comedy. The Internet is filled with R-rated jokes. They are a popular choice when it comes to a comedy film.
That’s why clean comedians stay away from that niche. Their humor has more wit. They don’t insult people. They know there are other ways to make people laugh -better ways.
And that is why they are the better choice when it comes to corporate events or fundraisers.
Here’s what you’d be losing by not hiring clean comedians for your event:
Guests Could Be Offended by Blue Comedy
Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Seth MacFarlane, Chris Rock and many others use blue comedy in their shows. Many people love it; many people don’t. One thing’s for certain – you can’t bring your kids along.
By hiring a comedian like the ones mentioned above, you take risks. Maybe in some businesses, it’s a smart move. But in the entertainment business, it’s not a good idea.
Your greatest risk is that some part of your audience could feel offended. That means they might just get up and leave.
Not Hiring Clean Comedians Could Hurt Your Brand
Sure, blue comedians are funny. Some of their jokes are smart as well. But there is a higher chance someone will get offended. That’s because they pick on people. They talk about stereotypes. They make fun of race and religious beliefs.
If one of these comedians makes a joke that will offend your event’s attendees, it could hurt your brand. People will talk about it. Everybody speaks of a great event or one that went terribly wrong.
The news will spread faster than you can step in and apologize. Your brand might end up being associated with that event. Instead of talking about your products or services, people will talk about the bad jokes they witnessed.
You Could Lose Opportunities
If the audience feels offended by jokes, they might leave. But that’s not the worse part. People leave even in the middle of a play they don’t like. The damage comes after. If the person that left was one of your business partners, it’s going to get worse.
You could lose valuable opportunities, even potential new clients. You might end up with just one person in the room.
If you’re a charity organization, things are even worse. Donors leaving means you won’t be able to achieve your goal. Your volunteers might feel offended as well.
It all comes down to one decision. Picking the right type of entertainment for your event is crucial. Making the wrong decision can have harsh consequences.